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Murder synonyms
mûr'dər
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One who kills one's mother.
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  1. One who kills one's mother.
  2. The act of killing one's mother.
  3. A person who has killed his or her mother.
The act or an instance of murder, destruction, etc.
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  1. The act or an instance of murder, destruction, etc.
  2. A sudden large profit:
  3. The act or action of causing death, as of a person.
A police division responsible for investigating homicides
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  1. A police division responsible for investigating homicides
  2. The killing of a human being, committed by another. The killing of a human being, committed by another.
  3. Any killing of one human being by another
(Law) Civil death.
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  1. (Law) Civil death.
  2. The end of life; the permanent cessation of vital bodily functions, as manifested in humans by the loss of heartbeat, the absence of spontaneous breathing, and brain death.
  3. A manner of dying:
The act or process of destroying; demolition or slaughter
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  1. The act or process of destroying; demolition or slaughter
  2. The cause or means of destroying:
  3. The act or process of destroying:
The act or process of annihilating.
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  1. The act or process of annihilating.
  2. The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
  3. (Physics) The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted to a combination of energy or energetic particles approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.
Bloody and extensive slaughter, esp. in battle; bloodshed
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  1. Bloody and extensive slaughter, esp. in battle; bloodshed
  2. (Obs.) Dead bodies, esp. on a battlefield
  3. Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.
The act or an instance of shooting a gun, specif., one that results in wounding or killing
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  1. The act or an instance of shooting a gun, specif., one that results in wounding or killing
The demoralization and intimidation produced in this way
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  1. The demoralization and intimidation produced in this way
  2. The threat or actual use of violence in order to intimidate or create panic, especially when utilized as a means of attempting to influence political conduct. The threat or actual use of violence in order to intimidate or create panic, especially when utilized as a means of attempting to influence political conduct.
The sending of somebody or something to a destination for a purpose.
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  1. The sending of somebody or something to a destination for a purpose.
  2. (Informal) burial
Unlawful activity:
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  1. Unlawful activity:
  2. An act committed in violation of law where the consequence of conviction by a court is punishment, especially where the punishment is a serious one such as imprisonment.
  3. An act committed in violation of a law prohibiting it, or omitted in violation of a law ordering it; often, specif., such an act of a serious nature, as a felony: crimes are variously punishable by death, imprisonment, or the imposition of certain fines or restrictions: the range of crime includes felonies and misdemeanors, but not petty violations of local ordinances
Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by capital or other serious punishment.
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  1. Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by capital or other serious punishment.
  2. One of several serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or robbery, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor.
  3. A grave or serious form of crime, typically punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, as opposed to a misdemeanor. A grave or serious form of crime, typically punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, as opposed to a misdemeanor.
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The act of killing another person without malice aforethought. The act of killing another person without malice aforethought.
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  1. The act of killing another person without malice aforethought. The act of killing another person without malice aforethought.
  2. The killing of a person without malice aforethought but with either the intention to commit an unlawful act that leads to an unintended death, or with an otherwise murderous intent that is extenuated by some partial defense, such as acting under the influence of an extreme emotional disturbance occasioned by a substantial provocation on the part of the victim.
The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
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  1. The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
  2. The act or an instance of killing a large number of humans indiscriminately and cruelly.
  3. (Informal) A severe defeat, as in a sports event.
The systematic and widespread extermination or attempted extermination of a national, racial, religious, or ethnic group.
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  1. The systematic and widespread extermination or attempted extermination of a national, racial, religious, or ethnic group.
The act or result of botching
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  1. The act or result of botching
  2. The work or business of a butcher
  3. Wanton or cruel killing; carnage.
Violent, disorderly behavior. Violent, disorderly behavior.
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  1. Violent, disorderly behavior. Violent, disorderly behavior.
  2. (Law) The criminal offense of willfully maiming, disabling, or disfiguring a person.
  3. Infliction of violent injury on a person or thing; wanton destruction:
A person who does this
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  1. A person who does this
  2. One who murders one's father.
  3. The act of killing one’s own father; a person who has killed his or her father. The act of killing one’s own father; a person who has killed his or her father.
The act of killing an infant.
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  1. The act of killing an infant.
  2. The practice of killing newborn infants.
  3. One who kills an infant.
One who has killed one's brother or sister.
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  1. One who has killed one's brother or sister.
  2. The act of killing one's own brother or sister
  3. A person who kills his or her own brother or sister
Ruin of one's interests or prospects through one's own actions, policies, etc.
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  1. Ruin of one's interests or prospects through one's own actions, policies, etc.
  2. One who commits suicide.
  3. The voluntary and intentional act of taking one’s own life. It was a felony under common law, but is somewhat murky in today’s criminal courts. There is also no unanimity on whether either assisted suicide or attempted suicide are criminal acts. The voluntary and intentional act of taking one’s own life. It was a felony under common law, but is somewhat murky in today’s criminal courts. There is also no unanimity on whether either assisted suicide or attempted suicide are criminal acts.
Unfair play; action that breaks the rules of the game
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  1. Unfair play; action that breaks the rules of the game
  2. Criminal action or violence; esp., murder
  3. Intentionally violent or injurious behavior, especially that suggestive of a criminal act.
A device, such as one at an amusement park, that one rides for pleasure or excitement.
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  1. A device, such as one at an amusement park, that one rides for pleasure or excitement.
  2. A path made for riding on horseback, especially through woodlands.
  3. A means of transportation:
(Military, Vietnam war) A medical helicopter.
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  1. (Military, Vietnam war) A medical helicopter.
  2. The act of removing dust from something.
A ticket granting permission to travel to a place but not back
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  1. A ticket granting permission to travel to a place but not back
  2. (Figuratively) A course of action from which there is no way back
A divining rod.
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  1. A divining rod.
  2. A person who uses a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals.
  3. One who uses the dowser or divining rod.
(Slang) To impress, delight, amuse, etc. with overwhelming force
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  1. (Slang) To impress, delight, amuse, etc. with overwhelming force
  2. To kill violently.
  3. (Slang) To overwhelm, as with laughter or love:
To harm or ruin (someone's reputation, etc.), as by slander, vilification, etc.
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  1. To harm or ruin (someone's reputation, etc.), as by slander, vilification, etc.
  2. To destroy or injure treacherously:
  3. To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons.
To kill (people, game, etc.) brutally, senselessly, or in large numbers; slaughter
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  1. To kill (people, game, etc.) brutally, senselessly, or in large numbers; slaughter
  2. To mess up; botch
  3. To kill or dress (animals) for meat
To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
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  1. To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
  2. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
  3. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
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  1. To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
  2. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
  3. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
To mistreat or abuse.
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  1. To mistreat or abuse.
  2. To treat badly or harshly; abuse
  3. To use incorrectly or improperly; misapply
Temperament or disposition:
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  1. Temperament or disposition:
  2. The fluid tissue that circulates through the body of a vertebrate animal by the pumping action of the heart. Blood is the transport medium by which oxygen and nutrients are carried to body cells and waste products are picked up for excretion. Blood consists of plasma in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended.
  3. The spilling of blood; murder
A police division responsible for investigating homicides
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  1. A police division responsible for investigating homicides
  2. The killing of a human being, committed by another. The killing of a human being, committed by another.
  3. Any killing of one human being by another
The act or an instance of murder, destruction, etc.
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  1. The act or an instance of murder, destruction, etc.
  2. A sudden large profit:
  3. The act or action of causing death, as of a person.
A collision or impact.
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  1. A collision or impact.
  2. (Baseball) base hit
  3. (--- Sports) A deliberate collision with an opponent, such as a body check in ice hockey.
To put to death; kill:
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  1. To put to death; kill:
  2. To break up or spoil completely; ruin
  3. To kill
(Sports) To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play:
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  1. (Sports) To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play:
  2. To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
  3. To destroy; kill:
To thwart passage of; veto:
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  1. To thwart passage of; veto:
  2. To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
  3. To spend (time) on matters of little or no importance
To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
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  1. To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
  2. To set, by contract or stipulation, a fixed amount for damages resulting from a particular harm.
  3. To dispose of or get rid of, as by killing
To kill or destroy in a violent way
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  1. To kill or destroy in a violent way
  2. (Slang) To overwhelm, as with laughter or love:
  3. To kill violently.
(Baseball) To take a large lead in a game.
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  1. (Baseball) To take a large lead in a game.
  2. To place out of the way, clean up.
  3. (Colloquial) To consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities.
Away from one's work or usual activity
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  1. Away from one's work or usual activity
  2. So as to be completely removed, finished, or eliminated:
  3. (Slang) To kill; murder
To pass without being put to use:
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  1. To pass without being put to use:
  2. To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose:
  3. (--- Slang) To kill; murder.
In science fiction and fantasy, to transport (a person or thing) into another place or time instantaneously, as with an energy beam.
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  1. In science fiction and fantasy, to transport (a person or thing) into another place or time instantaneously, as with an energy beam.
  2. To use a TV remote control, as to change channels or to skip ahead on a tape, disc, etc.
  3. To destroy or kill:
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